City to use eminent domain for AcuSport project

Bellefontaine will take action to reclaim street right-of-way it gave up so that AcuSport Corp. can use the roadway as ingress for its $12 million expansion project.

Council members will consider two ordinances tonight in a rescheduled regular session to use eminent domain proceedings for a section of Henry Street right-of-way north of Reynolds Avenue.

In late 2002, the city abandoned the land at the request of Robinson Investments LTD, which owns a significant amount of land along Henry and Reynolds.

This year, AcuSport approached Robinson with a reported five-figure offer and the city has tried to negotiate a fair price for the street right-of-way.

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